On Saturday, I did an Interview with a reporter, David Zha, on NPR. It was regarding the Peacock issue. He contacted me and I told him I didn't have much to say, but I never liked when people turned me down for an interview, so I agreed. I was at the Arts Festival and it was loud. I manged to get to a quiet place and he called back and said he was ready. I didn't know if it was live or being taped, but I went ahead with the interview from inside the Woman's Club.
I had forgotten about it but the next day as I walked through St. Stephen's Art Show and Maker'sFest, the band up on stage called out to me. John Holcomb and Eric Wagner and their band, Invasive Species, were performing, and John mentioned from the stage that he heard me that morning on NPR! I started asking him about it - during their performance - how did it go? How long was the interview, I spoke with the guy a half hour, and John told me it was about four minutes on the radio, and things like that.
What I loved about it was the informality of the whole thing. The whole small town feel. The Conversation, as they were performing on stage; the audience listening to the conversation . . . it was a real Grovey-type thing.
As for the peacocks, I told the reporter that I liked them only because I wasn't affected by them - I wasn't having my car pecked and my house wasn't inundated.